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Doctors

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,817 Ratings  ·  378 Reviews
Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962.His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love.From the crucible of med school's merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs- ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Bantam (first published 1988)
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Leigh
Jan 30, 2008 Leigh rated it it was amazing
I read the hardcover version of this book, which was 679 pages. I started it on a Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. and finished it at 1:00 p.m. the next day. If that doesn't say a lot about the quality of the book, I don't know what does!

Erich Segal continues to amaze me with his storytelling abilities. Not only are his plots interesting, but he makes you really identify with the characters. There are no outlandish plot twists or soap opera dramas - just multi-dimensional characters trying to get t
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Darenn
Dec 15, 2008 Darenn rated it it was amazing
We can never imagine what kind of life lies ahead of us and this book made me realize that we can never say "never", "I will" or "I can" not until we are right at that very moment wherein we need to make a decision(rational or not). Yes, we can determine what we want to be in the future but we can never foresee the things and changes that we are to encounter. We can do nothing but to choose, and even by just making 1 wrong choice will change something sometime everything and the future will be f ...more
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pernah baca yg terjemahannya, untung kemaren dapet edisi inggrisnya di obralan buku impor :D

gak kecewa dg tebelnya :P
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buat yang minta reviewnya:
Saya baru membaca buku Segal 2 biji, Love Story dan Doctors ini. Tapi, karena buku ini yang paling tebel, jadi buku ini yg terbaik. hehe

Doctors bercerita ttg seluk beluk kehidupan para dokter. Inti cerita berpusat pada tokoh si Barney Livingston dan Laura Castellano, du
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Mandira
Sep 03, 2007 Mandira rated it it was amazing
Shelves: golden
A very well written book, i think one of the rare books that i read in one go. It gives a good description about the daily lives of doctors and their profession. Based on the life of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano (best of friends). The book is mainly based on their journey through school, medical college and their respective fields. The ups and downs, the rise and fall, the realisations they have. It takes many years for them to realise that what they have is more than friendship. They ...more
Rajan
Jul 30, 2015 Rajan rated it really liked it
Gives a good peek into what happens in a medical school and how much labour is required to be a doctor. It is also a very emotional and romantic story. I liked it immensely. Hope u will too.
Sridevi
Jun 13, 2013 Sridevi rated it it was amazing
Love every sentence in it. An extremely well-written story which, as a medical student, I could completely relate - with the characters, the trials and tribulations one face through med school life and the weird and nice ones we get as classmates. It also talks about the dog-eat-dog world out there waiting as soon as one shall begin practicing.
For a non medical reader, you'll relish the story and find newfound respect for doctors. For the ones already in the healing profession, its an eye-opene
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Gladys Dianne
Nov 02, 2014 Gladys Dianne rated it it was amazing
"There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."

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Doctors focuses on the lives of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, from when they were kindergartners to them being medstudents and their journey as full pledged doctors. This book gives such a great insight on those aspiring to don the white coat someday.

"All of a sudden, I'm not a person, I'm a robot studying a human."

I am in my third year of meds
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Sushil
Aug 18, 2011 Sushil rated it it was amazing
When I first read this book I was quite touched with the passion with which Doctors treat their patients..The story revolves around a group of Harvard med school students who have to go through the rigrous training of becoming a doctor.. Some faint during the anatomy classes while a dead body is being disected to study the various human parts.. This reminds me of the incidence when one of my classmates fainted during my 12th science grade biology lab session ..The teacher was disecting a rat and ...more
Mabel
Apr 18, 2013 Mabel rated it really liked it
I picked this book up at a second hand sale. Despite having read it about five years ago and not having been too impressed, I decided to give it another go.

The reasons for my reluctance remained: namely the cliche nature of Erich Segal's characters. I have also read "The Class" and there are similarities as to how he develops his characters in both these books: the gorgeous lead female with brains, the class nerd, the handsome jock, the overachievers, the boy next door, the eventual romance tha
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Ayesha
Feb 11, 2016 Ayesha rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Reading books set in medical schools always intrigue me and doctors is all about HMS life AND it is written by Erich Segal so that means....I TOTALLY LOVED THE BOOK.
But despite my prejudices,It gives an almost realistic view of a doctor's life.
Petya
Feb 22, 2016 Petya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
С тази книга в ръце човек попада в света на няколко студенти по медицина, изживява заедно с тях цялото им следване, изборът им на направление в медицината и ранните стъпки в кариерата им. Проследяват се не само професионалните им търсения, но и напълно човешките им съдби. Героите са добре развити от автора.

И общо взето дотук са хубавите неща, които мога да кажа за книгата.

Недостатъците не са малко според мен. Твърде много клиширани идеи. Авторът е разгледал повърхностно твърде много морални ди
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Asghar Abbas
Mar 25, 2016 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing

Sweeping. Excellent.

See, finally they put someone with a lot of soul in a house that's far from white.
Marwa Shafique
Jun 13, 2016 Marwa Shafique rated it really liked it
"There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."

Loved reading this book! A definite must read for those interested in medicine.
Paula Dembeck
Jan 24, 2016 Paula Dembeck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano are neighbours as well as close friends. Both want to be doctors and after graduating from high school they enter Harvard Medical School in 1958. He wants to be a psychiatrist and she want to be a pediatrician.

There are several other characters we are introduced to in their class. All have different motivations for entering the medical field. They include Bennett Landsmann, a Rhodes Scholar and the black son adopted into a wealthy Jewish family; Hank Benne
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Natha
Harus darimana aku menceritakan tentang buku ini?

Perjuangan hidup seseorang menjadi dokter di tengah berbagai macam himpitan masalah yang mendera mereka di luar pendidikan itu sendiri. Pembaca dibawa untuk memahami bahwa menjadi seorang dokter tidak menjadikan mereka 'dewa'. Mereka juga manusia, sama seperti manusia lain yang berprofesi berbeda. Hanya saja tahun-tahun keemasan dalam hidup mereka harus mereka relakan untuk tersia-sia di ruang pendidikan, masa-masa belajar dan juga saat magang. H
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Lynxie Dove
Aug 01, 2014 Lynxie Dove rated it it was amazing
In alot of ways this is my favorite books by Segal. My only complaint about it is that the multiple charecters aren't balanced, (where as in Prizes they were more balanced out.) It concerns 4 people directly, Barney,(who is the lead/catalyst for the story.)Laura,Bennet and Seth.
Seth's charecter is the one left out in the cold, so to speak, but also one who has the most to lose: his integrety.

Other then that though. this book is classic Segal, laughter,sorrow, and at times so heartrending that yo
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Ted
Sep 01, 2012 Ted rated it it was amazing
this is Almost Eriich Segal 's nonfiction based on his Harverd Medical School resident experiance and get marry with his girlfriend who went go through elementary sweet hart.
it was so interesting about how mysterical about medical treeatments since no human is nothing compare to LORD cure for ileness , sickness and desease, even in distress. according to Erich Herverd Medical school graduate famous Love Story author many unknown things to medical fields in Human being. He is very hummble and ver
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Merav  Gat
Oct 25, 2014 Merav Gat rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
read it many years ago and i still remember the story
must!
Venkatraman Ramachandran
Book certainly is an intriguing read from a story point of view. Life of a bunch of Harvard school medical students during their academic period to begin with and struggle all or some of them undergo to build their career in medical profession is presented nicely. Content also gives a better insight to the reader, on tough journey one has to go through and circumstances to be endured on the path towards becoming a medical professional

Attempt to go in depth with each character and events in their
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Akanksha
Apr 14, 2014 Akanksha rated it it was amazing
Do you know how it feels reading an Erich Segal's?
Well for first..it is better than any tv show and second it's a comforting arm when you are somber. When the novel finishes you just think why did it ended..there should be more.

Well DOCTORS is one of the best books I have ever read. The compassion these five people have for their patients and at every low point they never loose hope and have their friends for support and help. There is no doubt it's humorous where it is required. The best thing
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Serena.. Sery-ously?
Credo che il libro sia stato MOLTO sfortunato: è capitato durante la lettura de The grapes of wrath e dal confronto, pur se slealissimo, ne è uscito piuttosto malconcio.
So che non ha molto senso paragonare una pietra miliare della letteratura con un romanzo che - pur fornendo un ottimo background medico (e si vede che l'autore ha fatto ricerche e non ha scritto panzane a destra e manca) - non va molto oltre dal puro intrattenimento.

In realtà il romanzo è iniziato sotto i migliori auspici e ho da
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Deepak
Feb 10, 2014 Deepak rated it really liked it
This book gave me a lot of insight into the lives of Doctors, and what they have to deal with in their profession. As an engineer, I found this very intriguing. The story follows the lives of a bunch of doctors through their med school, and several years into their careers. The characters (about 5 or 6 of them) are strong and well developed, and are all specializing in different areas. Although it's mainly about the lives of two people (Barney and Laura) who become best of friends and look out f ...more
Saujanya
Jul 13, 2014 Saujanya rated it really liked it
'Doctors' takes us on a ride to explore the mind of the wanna-be doctors, their experiences in the Med School and how they are transformed after their education. It is quite startling, and more than once it actually takes a while to grasp the true implications of what had happened.
It shows us how med school changes them, each has a different experience with grief and how their beliefs prompt their actions. Be it Barney's decision to write about the mental state of doctors, or Seth's intentions
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Minty McBunny
Dec 22, 2013 Minty McBunny rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books of all time. So much of what I know about the medical profession came from this book, or research this book spurred me to do.

I read it for the first time at age 13 and have probably read it at least 20 times since.

It is always on my list of "desert island' books. To me it's the best book Segal ever wrote and one that I will be reading again and again for the rest of my life.
Sookie
Oct 23, 2014 Sookie rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Story about a bunch of doctors who meet in medical school and where their lives take them. Two of them are best friends from a very young age and their relationship over three decades.

With dramatic twists and life choices, it all comes to a point where the best friends have to make choices involving their family. Old friends come to picture and ending is how the tone of the story is - happy verging on bittersweet.
asdewi
Dibaca waktu awal2 kuliah, pas lagi belajar anatomi di bab neuroanatomi.

Akan selamanya berterima kasih sama ini buku, karena langsung bisa hapal 12 nervus cranialis berkat "Oh oh oh to touch and feels girls vagina, ah heaven". Dan belum lupa ampe sekarang X)

Tapi dari segi cerita ini, ini dua orang kenapa lamaaaaa bener nyadar sukanya?
Nyindir gw? Hah??? Hah???? *apa coba*
Agathe
Sep 03, 2015 Agathe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-books-i-own
Doctors ( Docteurs ) - Erich Segal

- I read it in : English

- What it’s about : This fiction follows doctors-to-be during their childhoods, studies at Harvard Med School, internship and then lives as healers.

As a med student, I thought this book was very enjoyable. But I’m sure it could please anybody, so much Segal’s writing is beautiful and true. I loved the characters, all of them. They all had something special and were therefore all interesting to study. There are just enough humor, romanc
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Aparna Bhat
Feb 20, 2014 Aparna Bhat rated it it was amazing
An amazing book that highlighted the ups and downs on the journey to becoming a doctor. What I liked most about the book was that it covered not just what you'd expect (ex. going to classes, dissecting cadavers, etc.) but also the ethical and social justice issues that existed not only at that time, but also today.
Paul
Feb 08, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, summer, life
I read this book in 2 days and I want to read it again and again...
I also enjoyed the idea that 2 best friends to became lovers. It's a motivational book for those who want a med career, like me, and I recommend it for everyone. My favorite book so far.
Michelle Yun
Nov 21, 2015 Michelle Yun rated it it was amazing
I definitely enjoyed this book the first time through, and loved it even more every time. I loved the way Segal emphasized racial tension, and how hard it was/is for women to be considered as equals with men. All of the four main characters are amazing, and I especially loved the story of Bennett's father and the Landsmanns. It is amazing to see what medical students go through to become doctors, and though most stories of the doctors we meet may not be as dramatic, this book made me realize how ...more
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Erich Wolf Segal was an American author, screenwriter, and educator. He was best-known for writing the novel Love Story, a bestseller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit.
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